NEIL LENNON has faced Celtic seven times as a manager and has won two, drawn two and lost three.

The first time he led Hibs against the Hoops was at Parkhead on September 30, 2017 when the teams shared four goals with John McGinn claiming two for the Edinburgh outfit and Callum McGregor matching that feat for the champions.

There was a rerun of the 2-2 stalemate at Easter Road on December 10 when it looked as though the visitors were coasting with a double strike from Scott Sinclair.

However, Brendan Rodgers’ side were rocked when former defender Efe Ambrose pulled one back and Oli Shaw hit the leveller.

In between the Premiership deadlocks, Celtic overcame the Leith outfit 4-2 in the Betfred League Cup semi-final at Hampden on October 21.

Doubles from Mikael Lustig and Moussa Dembele downed Lennon’s men who replied with efforts from another ex-Celt, Anthony Stokes with a penalty-kick, and Shaw.

A trademark close-range goal from Leigh Griffiths was enough to give the home side a 1-0 win when the teams locked horns again in the league in Glasgow on January 27, 2018.

But Lennon got his first win over his old club on April 21 when goals from Jamie Maclaren and Vykintas Slyvka gave them the three points with Odsonne Edouard claiming a late consolation for the visitors.

Rodgers gained revenge in their first Premiership meeting this season on October 20 at Parkhead when they defeated the Edinburgh men 4-2 with efforts from Edouard (2), Olivier Ntcham and Tom Rogic.

Florian Kamberi and Martin Boyle were on target for Hibs.

On December 16, shortly before Lennon’s departure from the Edinburgh outfit, he guided them to a 2-0 success with Slyvka scoring inside the first minute and Kamberi hitting the killer second after the interval.

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